Mr. C. on KING TV
Just before I left for Piru, California for the Steel Challenge world championships I was contacted by Mike King from KING TV in Seattle, the NBC local affiliate. He was interested in filming a short piece for their locally produced Evening Magazine program. We didn't have enough time to schedule a half day to shoot the story before I left for Piru, so we decided to get together at my practice range after I returned. Once back home from California we set a time to get together at the range.
That morning Mike (the interviewer) and Mike (the camera guy) and I hit the range for a little interviewing and a bunch of shooting. It was a lot of fun watching how something like that is filmed. It was obvious that they were really good at it, and that they had a pretty good idea of what shots and angles would tell the story best.
After they had completed the filming, I brought out a somewhat more conventional .22 caliber competition pistol and let both Mikes have a go at shooting the steel targets. They both did very well, probably well above average for first-timers!
After putting all the toys away it was lunch time, so we stopped by a local cafe and had lunch. KeeWee was now home from her morning job, so she joined us. The lunch was good, the conversation was good, and we kinda hated to see Mike and Mike leave.
Now that I've seen their final results, I think they did a fine job. If this story encourages others to get out to the range and continue in the sport they enjoy even if their eyesight isn't as good as the young guys, that would be great!
Maybe we'll see you this Saturday at the range over at the Kitsap Rifle & Revolver Club's Steel Challenge match.
Why not give it a try?
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